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PostSubject: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:09 pm

Sometimes this kind of expressions are used in coloquial English, and I don´t know the meaning of most of them... I know AKA means "also known as", ASAP means "as soon as possible"... I supose DITTO means somethng like "I say the same that people said before" or somethink like that, but not sure. And I have no idea about IMAO meaning...

So I think it could be great if you write here the expressions you use with the meaning, in this way I´ll be able to understand you better, and I´ll learn!

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:15 pm

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Sometimes this kind of expressions are used in coloquial English, and I don´t know the meaning of most of them... I know AKA means "also known as", ASAP means "as soon as possible"... I supose DITTO means somethng like "I say the same that people said before" or somethink like that, but not sure. And I have no idea about IMAO meaning...

So I think it could be great if you write here the expressions you use with the meaning, in this way I´ll be able to understand you better, and I´ll learn!
LMAO - laughing my "arse" off Very Happy
ROTHFLMAO - rolling on the floor laughing my arse off Laughing
Ditto - something like "what he/she said"

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:27 pm

I don't know what is IMAO, but maybe You meant IMHO - "in my humble opinion"? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:06 pm

Ditto is actually a real word and it means "same as above" and is used to avoid having to write the same thing over and over when making lists. it's from accounting and retail, where they do lots of lists, but as others said, in conversation it's used for "what he/she said."

When writing a list, it's not usual to even write ditto ; instead you use the ditto mark, which is "

My favorite animals by brand:
Safari: sheep
Schleich: sheep
Papo: sheep
AAA: sheep
china: sheep


My favorite animals by brand:
Safari: sheep
Schleich: "
Papo: "
AAA: "
china: "



sorry, all my years as an editor and proofreader jumped into action here!


ROTFLMAO - there's no 'H' - unless you mean 'rolling on the hardwood floor laughing my arse off' geek

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:10 pm

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... unless you mean 'rolling on the hardwood floor laughing my arse off' geek
Actually, yes I do... Laughing Wink

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:11 pm

I think I was mixing LMAO and IMHO

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:21 pm

how about, "in my arse's opinion"

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:32 pm

Nice point Silvia, sometimes it is hard for us, not English talking people to know some of these expressions, imho it was better people not use it here! Laughing
BTW, IMHO is aka in my honest opinion, isn't it? tongue
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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:36 pm

BTW = by the way?


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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:39 pm

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BTW, IMHO is aka in my honest opinion, isn't it? tongue
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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:52 pm

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BTW = by the way?


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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:47 am

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BTW, IMHO is aka in my honest opinion, isn't it? tongue
It's "humble" opinion, used to indicate you don't believe it's necessarily the last word.

"IMNSHO" = "In my not so humble opinion" = I know I'm right but I'm trying to not be arrogant about it.

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:18 am

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I don't know what is IMAO, but maybe You meant IMHO - "in my humble opinion"? scratch

IMHO I also undstood it to stand for... In My Honest Opinion


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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:06 am

QLTM, hadn't heard that one either.

oh dear, then IMNSHO = "i'm lying" (QLTM)

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:21 am

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QLTM, hadn't heard that one either.

oh dear, then IMNSHO = "i'm lying" (QLTM)

Carolyn, I think my son made that one up...but we could start using it and make it one! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:15 am

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BTW, IMHO is aka in my honest opinion, isn't it? tongue
It's "humble" opinion, used to indicate you don't believe it's necessarily the last word.

"IMNSHO" = "In my not so humble opinion" = I know I'm right but I'm trying to not be arrogant about it.

OK, Carolynn, honestly I accept your humble opinion! :)
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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:47 am

I didn't know a lot of the word abbreviations either when I first joined a forum. You know LOL, when I first joined a forum I had no idea what that meant Laughing I couldn't understand why people added these letters to their posts scratch Rolling Eyes Then I asked my cousin who was into word abbreviating and she taught me a lot of them. study geek

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:32 pm

LOL I once worked for a compagny, where the elderly owner threatened to sack anyone who used that kind of abbrevations ROFL geek
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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:43 pm

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BTW, IMHO is aka in my honest opinion, isn't it? tongue
It's "humble" opinion, used to indicate you don't believe it's necessarily the last word.

"IMNSHO" = "In my not so humble opinion" = I know I'm right but I'm trying to not be arrogant about it.

OK, Carolynn, honestly I accept your humble opinion! :)

Did you accept it with enough humility ? monkey Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:24 pm

This topic is a nice idea. lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:44 pm

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BTW, IMHO is aka in my honest opinion, isn't it? tongue
It's "humble" opinion, used to indicate you don't believe it's necessarily the last word.

"IMNSHO" = "In my not so humble opinion" = I know I'm right but I'm trying to not be arrogant about it.

OK, Carolynn, honestly I accept your humble opinion! :)

Did you accept it with enough humility ? monkey Laughing

Laughing Laughing monkey I'm not sure, but I accept with enough honesty! Wink cheers
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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:59 pm

Then there is FYI For Your Information

OMG - affraid Oh My Goodness (or God whichever you prefer) Wink
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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:07 pm

Some more: scratch

PS = postscript or playstation
PM = post meridiem or prime Minister
AM = ante meridiem or Angela Merkel Wink
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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:17 pm

OMG I used to think "PM" means "private message" Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:03 pm

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Some more: scratch

PS = postscript or playstation
PM = post meridiem or prime Minister
AM = ante meridiem or Angela Merkel Wink
cheers Laughing Laughing Laughing

BTW Ana,I thought that too! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:04 pm

CB = cake box

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:20 pm

alas= ?? I´ve seen it written in somewhere.

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:26 pm

That's a regular word - regretfully

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:41 am

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That's a regular word - regretfully
Or unfortunately.
Nowadays it's rather rarely used. But I've seen it quite often in some older books, especially literature and poetry.

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:53 am

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That's a regular word - regretfully


Didn´t know this word! Thanks :)

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:08 am

You know the song "Greensleeves" ?

Alas, my love, you do me wrong,
to cast me off discourteously
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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:16 pm

Interesting!! BTW gain some words!!

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:47 pm

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That's a regular word - regretfully
i have no regrets that it's a real word. Laughing I use it all the time.
but then, i also say "gadzooks" and "zounds", expletives also from Renaissance, although, alas, many people think i'm quoting Batman 1960 TV show. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:53 pm

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i have no regrets that it's a real word. Laughing
You know what I've meant to say Wink

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:35 am

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i have no regrets that it's a real word. Laughing
You know what I've meant to say Wink
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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:52 am

Kristie teached me this:
lmk = let me know
...and Sue this:
TTYS = Talk to you soon
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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:44 am

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You know the song "Greensleeves" ?

Alas, my love, you do me wrong,
to cast me off discourteously
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Yes, alas isn't often used anyone.
Greensleeves, my sister used to play it on the piano and I'd sing. geek

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:01 am

I play WOW(even the name is an abreviation) and I'm used to all these kinds of words.
But there are also many ingame ones:
q = quest
ach = achievment
LFR = looking for raid
LFD = looking for dungeon
pvp = player vs player
pve = player vs enverionment
LFM = looking for more
WTS = want to sell
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MS = main spec
OS = off spec

or the special emotes

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:39 am

And what´s the meaning of WTF?

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:41 am

What The F..k? Evil or Very Mad

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:35 am

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And what´s the meaning of WTF?
That one isn't very nice No don't use it!

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:58 am

WFT means World of Toys is Fantastic  Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:00 am

WFT? Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:05 am

tongue  Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:07 am

Monkey business  Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:45 am

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And what´s the meaning of WTF?
That one isn't very nice 🇳🇴don't use it!

My dear son uses it all the time, - doesn't sound so bad in Danish  Laughing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: DITTO, IMAO and so on   Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:39 pm

I use it too, but is sounds really weird if you translate it into Dutch lol.
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